Once upon a time……………
How many times a day do we make up stories in our heads, either about ourselves or the people around us or the world we live in? Even stories about our future, about events that have not even occurred yet?
I estimate that I do it at least 10 times a day. Maybe 20.
Hint: Don’t believe yourself. Listen to your story, but don’t believe it because it’s mostly fiction.
Someone walks out of my class early and I tell myself a story that they hated me and/or my class.
Possible reason: They had a doctor appointment. They had gas. They had to pick up their child. They forgot to feed the meter. They needed to tweet. They had to go to work. They decided yoga sucks. Class was too easy/hard. They felt sick. They thought planking was a fad not a real yoga pose. They forgot to take their meds. They had a date. They were hungover or wanted to develop a hangover. They had to be on set ( ok, I live in Los Angeles.) They had to get down to the unemployment office. They had to go fire someone. They are Brad Pitt and their 6 children were calling.
Even if the “story” I make up is true, which I doubt, but even if so… so what??
Drumroll please…. It’s not personal anyway!
So today I have decided to not make up any stories in my head about what I assume.
I have decided to no longer make up stories about my future based on fear or based upon my past.
Can you stop telling stories such as: you won’t find a husband because you are 41, you are a bad writer and won’t ever finish your book, you are fat, you are broke, you are ugly, no one loves you. I can go on.
I won’t go on.
You get it.
So today, my Manifestation Challenge® is this:
Get through the day without making up something about yourself that simply is not true. What story can you stop telling today? Please share in the comments below.
It’s StoryTime Kids!
(This is an edit from an earlier post which felt relevant for a Daily Manifestation Challenge.)